"Zurenborg, Berchem, Antwerp" Zurenborg by irisbe
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At 5 minutes walk from the station Antwerpen Berchem you will find the area of Zurenborg.
It is known for the remarkable streets with the different styles of buildings but especially for the Art Nouveau houses in that area.
It is worth to strol down the streets and watch the fronts etc.
Most famous of all is the Cogels Osylei, the Tansvaal straat but don't forget the side streets!
Do go look to the crossroad that is called The Four Seasons!
Art Nouveau, Jugendstil, New Art...
it covers all the same kind of art movement from late 19th century upto about first decennia of the 20th century, until it got "replaced"by the more rigid Art Deco Style, Although it is used in different kinds of arts: architecture, fournishing, posters, paintings...
Still in all these different area's of styles same topics will be recognizable:
the curls, the flowers, the iron, the integration into the whole picture, the ladies (preferable at least half naked).
If you walk down the Cogels Osylei, pass under the bridge of the railroad and walk a little further you will end up at the square called Dageraad Plaats, you will find there several pubs and good restaurants.
De Hoorn des Overvloeds is for instance famous for its vegetarian dishes.
In Summertime this place is one of the places to be that is outside the centre of Antwerp. Reachable by train or tram 11.
Not only the Art Nouveau buildings are worth seeing. There are so many other ones that really are eye catching. I... more travel advice
Not only the Art Nouveau buildings are worth seeing. There are so many other ones that really are eye catching. more travel advice
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